25th Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series By Dr Ricky G Kej

Bhubaneswar: Dr Ricky G Kej, two times Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer and environmentalist delivered his talk on “My Earth Songs” – music for children on environment and sustainability, as part of the 25th Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series today.

Government of Odisha has been organizing the Odisha Knowledge Hub (OKH) Lecture Series for promoting new and emerging ideas in different fields since January, 2016.

Dr. Kej praised Odisha for its beauty and grandeur and described about his journey of his musical career and how his music is intertwined with nature. As an environmentalist, he has made conscious efforts towards saving the wild animals and their habitat.

He shared his experience on climate change and cited example of Kiribati Island Country, which may be the first Country to be submerged, if the present pace of carbon emission goes unabated and Sea level rises the way it is rising.

He stated that music touches the emotional chords of the people, especially the young and impressionable minds and change their attitude towards all living beings. Accordingly, he has dedicated his life to only work for music to promote awareness about climate change, environmental conservation, sustainable and responsible development.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the Lecture virtually and praised Dr.Ricky G. Kej for his commendable work and concern towards environment through his music. He urged him to tune his songs in Odia.

Minister, Agriculture & Farmer’s Empowerment, Minister, Planning & Convergence, Chairman Odisha Skill Development Authority, Chief Advisor to Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner-cum- ACS, Secretaries of the Departments and senior officers of the State Government were present on the occasion.

Eminent personalities from the field of education, art, culture, literature, dance & music attended the Lecture. Collectors along with District level functionaries and students from many schools listened to the Lecture virtually.

The Lecture concluded with lively and engaging questions and answer session.